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Deep things out of darkness : a history of natural history

Author: John G T Anderson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Natural history, the deliberate observation of the environment, is arguably the oldest science. This title chronicles the rise, decline, and ultimate revival of natural history within the realms of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Deep things out of darkness.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012017404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John G T Anderson
ISBN: 9780520273764 0520273761 9780520954458 0520954459
OCLC Number: 899530539
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 346 p.) illustrations
Contents: Contents List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Adam's Task, Job's Challenge 1. From Hunter-Gatherers to Kings of Kings 2. A Wonderful Man: Aristotle and Greek Natural History 3. The Spoils of an Empire 4. An Emperor and His Descendants 5. New Worlds 6. Ray, Linnaeus, and the Ordering of the World 7. Journeys Near and Far 8. Before the Origin 9. Forms Most Beautiful: Darwin 10. The Geography of Nature: Humboldt 11. Hearts of Light: Wallace and Bates 12. Spoils of Other Empires 13. Breadfruit and Icebergs 14. Naturalists in New England: Thoreau, Agassiz, and Gray 15. From Muir and Alexander to Leopold and Carson 16. The Slow Death (and Resurrection) of Natural History Notes References Index
Responsibility: John G.T. Anderson

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"An engaglng writing style... Highly recommended." -- D.A. Lovejoy Choice "Anderson writes with infectious energy; he has a sharp eye for details and a gift for spinning a good story... This book is Read more...

 
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